Project Description

Neil Austin

Silverton, Oregon

Thirty-five years ago, a lifetime of experiences called me to work the wood. I live on a small farm and organic orchard outside of Silverton with the my wife Marian. The Pacific Northwest is home to some of the finest hardwoods. From the time I encounter the wood in log form, it is my passion to develop it’s hidden potential – it’s color, figure and soul. No paint, no stain, no alteration of hue will mask the classic beauty of the wood. My creations are meant to be held as well as viewed – a melding of the tactile and the visual.s.

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